Music & Nightlife

7 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Lera Lynn performs at Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday night.
Lera Lynn performs at Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday night.

In This Moment

Friday 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $31.50.

Two months after appearing at Carolina Rebellion and a month before the release of its new album, “Ritual,” metal’s leading lady Maria Brink returns for the Half-God Half-Devil Tour. As praised for her look (the Gaga of metal) as much as her vocal range, Brink and her band continue to evolve with a theatrical live show (dancers, costumes) and a sonic palate that goes beyond textbook metal.


Friday 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $47-$67.

Between three upcoming movies (including an “Ant Man” sequel) and notorious anti-Trump Twitter rants (amusing given last year’s declaration on the dangers of a female president), the prolific and outspoken Grammy-winning rapper extends his Hustle Gang Tour. According to recent reviews, the Atlanta trap pioneer remains a charismatic figure on stage as he blasts through his string of hits.

The Loudermilks

Friday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. Independence Blvd. $10.

For Charlotte music fans who’ve followed Edwards brothers Chad and Alan since the late ’90s – when their first outfit, Lou Ford, threatened to break nationally – a second album from their current band the Loudermilks once again proves they’re some of the best roots-rock songwriters in the city. They celebrate the release of that second record, “Monument” with Amigo and Six String Drag.


Friday 10:30 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5.

This Charlotte psych-rock outfit has spent the last month crossing the U.S. behind its new “Venomous Blossoms” LP. Psych-rock can be interpreted in different ways. This is neither fuzzed-out shoegazer or thick and trippy stoner rock. It’s colorful, harmony-filled, reverb-heavy ’60s psychedelia that traces a line between the Beatles’ later period and UK bands like Charlatans UK and the Stone Roses.

John Paul White/Lera Lynn

Saturday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$22.

Formerly one-half of the Grammy-winning duo Civil Wars, White returned to his solo work with last year’s “Beulah,” proving the duo’s success was not a fluke. With her haunting alto, Lynn (who appeared on Season 2 of “True Detective”) makes noir pop fit for a low-lit mystery thriller. Her roots are in Americana, but her latest album, “Resistor,” is a moody, atmospheric trip to the darker side.

Brother Dege & the Brethren

Sunday 7:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10.

Armed with his signature resonator guitar (or Dobro) – which features a hubcap-style face that gives his songs an unmistakable metallic twang – the Louisiana native/former member of Santeria channels the ghosts of pre-war Delta blues with slide guitar. It’s that worn, tattered sound that caught Quentin Tarantino’s ear; the director put Dege’s “Too Young To Die” on the “Django Unchained” soundtrack.

Warped Tour

Thursday 11 a.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $42.

Given its 22-year history, it’s safe to say the punk-rock summer festival is now older than most of its attendees. This year, the bands are a mix of Warped Tour vets like Street Dogs, the Ataris, Strung Out, Valient Thorr, Anti-Flag, Hatebreed, Save Ferris and Sick of It All, along with Gwar, blessthefall, Emmure, Memphis May Fire, Barb Wire Dolls, Never Shout Never, CKY and a host of others.